Increase in payroll giving donors ‘could not have happened in one year’

first_imgUnderlying ‘steady growthHMRC concludes that, because of the “turbulence” around data collection this year, focus should be on the “underlying behavior” of “steady” growth.There has been a steady increase in the number of donors giving through their salaries over the past 20 years – climbing at a steady rate from 280,000 in 1990/91. The only other time there has been a sudden jump in the numbers of donors and total donations was between 1999 and 2001, when donations made under the Children’s Promise were included.The number of donors appears to have plateaued between 2007 and 2012 before 2012/13’s sudden hike. In this five-year period, the average number of payroll giving donors varied between 720,000 and 758,000, (with an annual average of 738,000 donors), making average annual donations of £110 million.But this does not satisfy critics of payroll giving such as Joe Saxton, who says there are “structural problems” with payroll giving – such as charities not owning contact information for donors – that any rise in numbers of donations or donor won’t fix.“We need to disentangle ‘workplace’ giving from payroll giving,”he said.“Promoting regular giving by Direct Debits in the workplace would give charities more control and would be cheaper to do.”He added that it was “worrying that HMRC doesn’t know how to count the number of payroll giving donors accurately”.HMRC told UK Fundraising it could not provide any further information over and above what it has already published. Howard Lake | 16 January 2014 | News Tagged with: HMRC payroll giving Research / statistics  85 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 A spokesperson for payroll giving agency Charities Trust said the agency had not changed its reporting procedures at all.“We don’t know what this change has been caused by. We have sought clarification from HMRC and we’re waiting for them to come back to us.”Bill Lane, director of payroll giving agency Charitable Giving, said that while there had definitely been an increase in payroll giving, the general feeling among charities and agencies was that “HMRC has got it wrong”.center_img Confusion over what has led to increaseIf the HMRC figures are taken at face value, there is a lack of consensus as to what might have caused the increase.Tina Steele – the former payroll giving specialist at the Institute of Fundraising – said that the IoF’s payroll giving special interest group (SIG) has contacted HMRC to “try to get to the bottom of the situations regarding the revised figures”.She said:“There is no way that the increases reported could have been achieved in one year. Hopefully we will get a comprehensive response from HMRC to the request for clarification. I also think that the figures quoted over the previous years are accurate. I used to receive all the figures on a quarterly basis and am reasonably sure that there was no mis-reporting.” Advertisement Increase in payroll giving donors ‘could not have happened in one year’ There is confusion over what might have caused an apparent surge in payroll giving in the last financial year, with one expert saying the reported rise would have been impossible in just 12 months.And HM Revenue and Customs – which compiled the information – has implied that much of the increase might be accounted for by changes in data reporting by payroll giving agencies.Updated figures released by HMRC at the end of December showed that there were 1.02 million donors enrolled on payroll giving schemes in 2012/13 – the first time the number of people donating through their salaries has reached this milestone in any one year – making total donations of £155 million.That represents an increase of 31% on the £118 million given through this type of fundraising in 2011/12 and a 39% increase on that year’s 735,000 donors.But initial figures released by HMRC last summer recorded that amounts donated through payroll giving had increased by just £6m in 2012/13 to £124 million, while the number of donors stood at 750,000 – a two per cent increase on the previous year.While the revised results have been welcomed as good news by many involved in payroll giving, the revised version of the HMRC report – UK Charity Tax Relief Statistics 1990-91 to 2013-14 – says only that the figures “may” represent an “actual increase”, and qualifies the increase in donors as “apparent”.The HMRC report says: “The increase in the number of donors seen in 2012/13 may represent an actual increase in the use of payroll giving. However, at the same time, there has been a substantial change in the data systems used by some payroll giving agencies, which may also help to account for the observed increase.”HMRC adds that the jump in figures “may well be connected” with its own change in reporting procedures from quarterly to annual returns in 2012/13. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

RSF-TV5MONDE Prize goes to Polish reporter, Tomasz Piatek, Iranian photographer Soheil Arabi and Turkish Web TV Medyascope TV

first_imgNews Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia November 7, 2017 – Updated on November 8, 2017 RSF-TV5MONDE Prize goes to Polish reporter, Tomasz Piatek, Iranian photographer Soheil Arabi and Turkish Web TV Medyascope TV PolandTurkeyIranFranceEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Events ImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF PrizeCitizen-journalists News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says to go further Help by sharing this information PolandTurkeyIranFranceEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Events ImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF PrizeCitizen-journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News From a list of 18 nominees, the jury awarded this year’s prize to Polish investigative reporter Tomasz Piatek in the “journalist” category, Turkish web TV Medyascopein the “media” category, and imprisoned Iranian photographer Soheil Arabi in the“citizen-journalist” category.“Journalist” category laureate Tomasz Piatek is an investigative reporter for the Warsaw-based daily Gazeta Wyborcza who is facing a possible three-year jail termon charges brought by defence minister Antoni Macierewicz before a military court.They were prompted by a book entitled “Macierewicz and his secret” that sheds light on the minister’s relations with persons linked to the Russian intelligence services. Ever since its publication, Piatek has been the target of attacks in the pro-government media and has been getting serious threats.“Media” category laureate Medyascope is an independent Web TV launched in2015 by leading Turkish journalist Ruşen Çakır with the aim of combining newtechnology with better reporting standards to reopen a public debate now largely suppressed in Turkey, which is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. It uses videos that are broadcast online and are made available as podcasts to give a voice to journalists sidelined by the government’s crackdown, and to citizen-journalists. Its programmes are now quite structured and include sections on a wide range of subjects such as politics, society, culture and sport. Some of its programmes are available in Kurdish, German, French and English. They include a weekly English-language podcast called “This Week in Turkey.”“Citizen-journalist” category laureate Soheil Arabi is a Tehran-based photographer who was has been imprisoned since December 2013. After his arrest, he was mistreated and subjected to solitary confinement for two months to force him to confess to involvement in creating a Facebook network that “blasphemed” Islam and criticized the government. A long judicial saga ensued in which he was initially sentenced him to three years inprison, 30 lashes and a heavy fine. A few months later, he was retried and sentenced to death, but the death sentence was eventually overturned and in September 2015 he was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. In July of this year, his wife was arrested and was held for eight days, and she is still being subjected to threatsand harassment. Soheil Arabi began a hunger strike at the end of August.Laureates Tomasz Piatek and Ruşen Çakır, RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire, Strasbourg mayor Roland Ries and TV5MONDE editor-in- chief Paul Germain were among those attending these evening’s award ceremony in Strasbourg, whichwas hosted by TV journalist Bernard de la Villardière. The guest of honour was Loup Bureau, a young French freelance reporter who was held for seven weeks in Turkey earlier this year. RSF waged an intensive campaign on his behalf until he was released. Receive email alerts News The names of the winners of the 2017 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and TV5MONDE Press Freedom Prize were unveiled at a ceremony held this evening inStrasbourg as part of the World Forum for Democracy in partnership with the Cityof Strasbourg. June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Press release: Government boost to rapid workplace testing

first_img Government departments tasked with ensuring targeted, rapid testing is set up in all key workplaces to ensure vital public and economic services can continue Criteria for joining the workplace testing programme is reduced to businesses with more than 50 employees, boosting the availability of rapid testing further New government drive to increase workplace testing in sectors open during lockdown, to detect coronavirus (COVID-19) in people who are not showing symptomscenter_img Cabinet ministers have been tasked to encourage their sectors to take up the offer of rapid workplace testing, marking efforts to normalise testing in the workplace across both public and private sectors.The government is working closely with organisations across different sectors that are vital to the running of our country and where employees cannot work from home during lockdown, from transport networks to food manufacturers, to sign up to rapid testing programmes that identify cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in employees who are not showing symptoms. This will help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure vital public and economic services can continue.Many employers have already taken up the offer of rapid, regular workforce testing, with 112 UK organisations across almost 500 sites joining government backed rapid testing. Today, the government can confirm that it has widened the criteria for joining the workplace rapid testing programme from businesses with more than 250 employees, to businesses with more than 50 employees.This hugely increases the number of different businesses that are able to sign up, so that small and medium size companies can benefit from rapid testing as we work to Build Back Better.Testing is key to breaking the chains of transmission. More than 2.5 million tests have been distributed across the public and private sectors so far, and an online portal has been launched to make it even easier for business in the private sector to get involved and find out more about offering rapid testing in the workplace. All those who can work from home should continue to do so.Around one in three people who have coronavirus (COVID-19) have no symptoms and may be unknowingly spreading the virus. This expansion of testing will find more positive cases, keeping workers who cannot work from home unknowingly passing on the virus and protecting vital public services. It’s essential we still continue to use tests to safeguard the population and prevent the spread of the virus.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:“To save lives and protect the NHS, we have again asked for everyone to work from home. But we know that for some this is not possible, which is why the workplace rapid testing programme is so important.“Employers should regularly test their staff, and this drive across government to raise awareness and encourage more businesses to introduce rapid testing for employees is incredibly important. When you consider that around one in three people have the virus without symptoms and could potentially infect people without even knowing it, it becomes clear why focusing testing on those without symptoms is so essential.“We are already working with many employers to scale up workforce testing, spanning the food industry, retail sector, transport network, and across the public sector too. I strongly urge businesses and employees across the country to take up this offer of rapid testing to help stop this virus spreading further.”Case studiesThe Department for Transport is working with organisations including Transport for London (TfL), the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and Network Rail on rapid testing to help keep the transport network safer. TfL opened 4 asymptomatic test sites across London, and have been offering testing to frontline operational employees in London Underground and surface transport, including station staff, train operators and revenue inspectors. The rapid testing programme has been protecting teams working on the frontline, operating the railway so that key workers can continue to travel to work. As of 29 January, NHS Test and Trace had provided TfL staff with 2,173 tests, identifying 28 positive cases that would have otherwise continued working alongside colleagues.The Home Office has worked with police and fire services throughout the pandemic to ensure emergency workers have access to testing. This has included working with the National Police Coordination Centre to identify appropriate locations for asymptomatic testing sites. The Metropolitan Police is rolling out asymptomatic testing across 7 sites from 25 January. Other forces are due to get asymptomatic testing running in the coming weeks, including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and Dorset. 60,000 tests have been given to fire and rescue services since November to ensure their staff can carry out coronavirus (COVID-19) support roles.The Ministry of Justice is rolling out rapid workforce testing for prisons staff, as well as assessing how it could work in courts, to help ensure that the vital work of the justice system can continue.The Business Department has been engaging with a wide range of businesses across the country, with companies in the energy, manufacturing, life sciences and retail sectors, already ordering mass testing kits for their workforces.The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) continue to work closely with businesses in Defra sectors, including food, waste, water, and veterinary medicines, to support them in setting up testing for their workforces or hauliers and protecting supply chains. All major supermarkets are now planning to offer rapid testing to their workforce.Border Force has also rolled out rapid testing to ensure that staff are able to carry out their critical role of protecting the UK border. The Border Force asymptomatic testing programme currently has 3 live sites with testing available for over 900 officers. These sites have seen over 2,100 people tested so far. Border Force officers at Heathrow Airport have access to the airport’s extensive testing capacity, and more than 120 officers have already volunteered to be involved in the asymptomatic testing programme with further sites for asymptomatic testing being identified and brought online in the coming weeks.The government has opened (Monday 1 February) an asymptomatic testing facility in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre to provide rapid testing for essential civil service staff working in key departments involved in the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. The testing centre is one of several measures implemented by the government, including remote working and Covid-secure workplace measures, to help prevent the spread of the disease, keep civil servants safe and ensure the ongoing smooth running of government operations during the pandemic.Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said:“Businesses across the country have been working extremely hard to keep their workforces safe during the pandemic, with retail, manufacturing and energy companies among those already taking up the offer of workplace testing.“I urge even more employers to do the same to help stop the spread of the virus and protect our NHS. We want to be able to reopen the economy and recover our way of life as soon as it is safe to do so, and large-scale workplace testing will complement our work in getting the British people vaccinated.”Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:“Our frontline transport workers have kept the country moving, allowing key workers to get to work, and ensuring vital services remain accessible throughout this incredibly difficult time.“This is why it’s so important the government ramps up the rolling out of mass testing, providing them with an extra level of protection and confidence. We’ve already set up a number of pilots to conduct mass testing for transport workers, and I’ll continue to work with organisations to rollout similar schemes right across the transport network.”Dr Samantha Phillips, Head of Health and Wellbeing at Transport for London, said:“We have been part of a Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) pilot whereby employees can volunteer to do twice weekly rapid antigen testing.“We have had an enthusiastic response to the pilot and employees are finding it reassuring, particularly if they have vulnerable relatives at home or family members who are also key workers. Identifying asymptomatic employees has also helped us in our efforts to protect the welfare and safety of all our team members working on the frontline.”Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Robert Buckland QC MP said:“From the outset of the pandemic we have been clear that justice must continue to be delivered for the public, victims and defendants.“So I am delighted we are ramping up the provision of rapid tests for prison staff across the country while exploring how it could work in courts.“I want to thank all those working across our justice system who, in collaboration with health professionals, are making this possible.”Alex Chisholm, Chief Operating Officer for the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office, said:“I am delighted we have opened an asymptomatic test centre in Whitehall for those civil servants and contractors who need to go into their workplace. This test centre contributes to ensuring the safety of our staff and smooth running of our operations, while helping to break the chain of transmission.”Notes to editorsLateral flow tests used by the UK government go through a rigorous evaluation by the country’s leading scientists. Tests detect cases with high levels of virus, making them effective in finding infectious individuals who are not showing any symptoms and are the most likely to transmit the disease.See further information on rapid workplace testingSee latest testing statisticsNHS Test & Trace will support organisations to deliver scalable asymptomatic testing through provision of a digital solution, clinical protocol, supply of tests kits, guidance, training and framework for delivery.Tests are currently being provided free to both public and private sector employers until at least 31 March. The government’s support will be kept under review and we will engage with employers before any changes to the support offer are made.Extensive clinical evaluation from Public Health England and the University of Oxford research shows lateral flow tests are specific and sensitive enough to be deployed for mass testing, including for asymptomatic people. The Oxford University and Public Health evaluation is available.More information on getting tested is available.last_img read more

This Mango Hill home exudes superb sophistication

first_img15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango HillHowever, he loved its unique features more, including the glass wall in one of the bedrooms that overlooks the pool.“I just think that it’s great, but I like the crafty stuff,” he said. 15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango Hill“Anyone that walks into it just falls in love with it – just like we did,” Mr Bruce said.He said his wife’s favourite part of the home was the kitchen with its stone island benchtop and butler’s pantry. 15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango HillMARK and Sharon Bruce couldn’t resist the sleek style and sophistication of this home.The couple bought the four-bedroom house at 15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango Hill, about five years ago when it was a display home.They were looking to invest in the area so when they came across this place, they snapped it up quickly.“The suburb at that stage was going to be developed,” he said. 15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango Hill“(The house) was only handed back to us in May last year.”The couple bought the modern home as an investment property, but have been tempted to move in themselves.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 201915 Capestone Boulevard, Mango Hill“We would live in it but it’s a little bit too far out (from work) for us,” he said.Mr Bruce said it would make the perfect family home because it was spacious.All four bedrooms have built-in wardrobes while there are multiple living areas for everyone to spread out.The covered outdoor entertaining area boasts a built-in barbecue and overlooks the swimming pool. 15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango HillHe said cafes and restaurants, schools, public transport and shops, including Westfield North Lakes, were within walking distance.“It’s a house in the perfect location, especially now because the train line is there,” he said.last_img read more

Rio Ferdinand tells English football chiefs to give black players a voice

first_img Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 6 Weirdest Things You Can Learn On WikiHowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day? The former England defender, 41, believes a “glass ceiling” prevents non-white players from getting key off-field roles at the higher levels.Rio Ferdinand says he is ready for an off-field role, while former Three Lions team-mate Sol Campbell is one of the few bame managers, for League One Southend UnitedAnd Ferdinand has admitted he would be open to an approach from organisations like the FA to bring in the change needed.He said: “On the pitch, it’s very very diverse.“We have black players, players of all different backgrounds out on the pitch.“But that’s not reflected anywhere else in the game.“That has to come from underneath but also it has to come from the top as well. It can’t just come from one way.“There needs to be people in the boardrooms who say ‘OK I’m willing to open the doors, I’m going to put my neck out and say I want you to come into the boardroom’.“That would show people there is a way into boardrooms or into the upper echelons of the game.“But I don’t think these organisations really draw enough on the experience and knowledge of people of colour who have been through the system. That’s a fact.“They’re not put in positions where they’re taken seriously.”Ferdinand was speaking at the launch of BT’s new ‘4-3-3 Strategy’ involving all four Home Nations.But now Ferdinand feels he is ready to lead the way forward.He added: “If the right situation came in front of me, I would definitely do that.“I’ve spoken to different people and organisations and for whatever reason it hasn’t materialised.“There are so many players of different backgrounds and cultures who have played over the years, but are they being given opportunities? I don’t think they are.“If you’re going to talk to a generation of people about racism, it’s going to be digested a lot quicker, a lot more clearly, when the person talking about it has that experience and knows about it first hand.read  also:Rio Ferdinand and partner Kate set for eye popping wedding“Have the representation where it’s taken seriously and has a voice that people act upon. Then change will arrive.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Manchester United skipper, Rio Ferdinand, has called on English football chiefs to cut through the ranks — and give black voices a say in the game.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

‘My bout against Reyes will be similar to Mayweather-Pacquiao fight’- Tagoe

first_imgBoxer Emmanuel Tagoe believes his fight against Joebert Reyes will be as exciting as the mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao.The Ghanaian will be looking to win the vacant WBA International Lightweight championship against his Filipino opponent on Friday at the Tennis Court of the Accra Sports Stadium.A win for Tagoe would see him break into the top 15 rankings in the WBA, which will push him forward towards getting a world title shot.The talented boxer aside being confident of securing the win believes he will sell out an exciting bout on Friday which can only be rivalled by the Mega May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao.“A lot of people have been talking about that bout [Mayweather vrs Pacquiao] but I have brought that fight to Ghana,” he said at a press conference on Tuesday. “So why will you be at home? This is Ghana versus the Philippines and that is why I am being called the Ghana Mayweather.“If you sit at home and decide not to come to this fight then I don’t see how you can ever have interest in boxing.”Friday’s bout which is being staged by Baby Jet Promotions is in partnership with SuperSport and sponsored by Mama Vits, Starr FM and Best Western Premier Hotel.last_img read more

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma named to All-Rookie first team; Lonzo Ball makes second team

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kuzma said Ball has been a regular presence in the weight room after missing 30 games during his rookie season, including the final 10 due to a left knee contusion.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“He has been in there pretty much every day I have been in here around this time,” Kuzma said. “You can tell he is taking the weight room a lot more serious and that is going to help him by allowing him to recover faster, and hopefully next year be on the court more because of that weight room.The Lakers’ front-office duo of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka challenged Ball during exit interviews that this would be the biggest summer of his life and Walton said for Ball “it’s going to be about getting in the weight room, it’s going to be about getting in the gym every single day.” EL SEGUNDO — When players were asked on Lakers media day to write their season goals on the bottom of a photograph, Kyle Kuzma quickly jotted down the achievement he was chasing: to make the All-Rookie team.On Tuesday, Kuzma officially checked that box when the NBA announced the 27th draft pick was voted to the first team alongside rookies Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics and Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls.“A lot of rookies don’t come into the league and have that type of leeway that Coach (Luke) Walton and his staff really gave me,” Kuzma said Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice facility. “So a lot of it goes to them and of course I am out there doing what I do but to have a leash like that as a rookie definitely helped.”Kuzma received 93 of 100 possible first-team votes from a panel of media members, finishing fourth in voting among all rookies. Second overall pick Lonzo Ball finished seventh in media voting, earning second-team honors.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKuzma tied for the team lead in points per game, averaging 16.1 points to go with 6.3 rebounds while shooting 45 percent from the field. He was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October and November.Since the Lakers ended their season with a 115-100 victory over the Clippers for their 35th win, Kuzma has regularly posted videos and photos to social media showing the work he is doing in the gym and weight room.Asked Tuesday if he had added muscle, Kuzma grinned and said, “Can you tell?”“I want to be a really good player in this league,” he said. “One of the top players. So that all comes with being out here and working and being consistent and diligent with the work.”Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists.last_img read more

Mumbai Police use a PUBG red zone reference to remind people to social distance!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Hindustan Times/PUBGAdvertisement jscnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs965uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E86( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5ufyoz9Would you ever consider trying this?😱abta6Can your students do this? 🌚4icyqRoller skating! Powered by Firework As India observes the nationwide lock down due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, social media has been the gateway to promote awareness amongst the citizens of the country about the dos and don’ts for preventing any further contamination of COVID-19. From sportspersons to celebrities, and even many govt organisations have taken to different social media platforms to promote the message. However, Mumbai Police have found a very interesting way to remind the people to stay indoors, by making a reference to the famous video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Hindustan Times/PUBGAs the Coronavirus outbreak has caused major devastation across the globe, staying self isolated in everyone’s own homes is the way to battle out the deadly virus. Mumbai Police made a witty comparison to the current situation in the country to the Red Zone occurrence in PUBG.Like a temporary danger zone, a Red Zone in a PUBG match means the players must find a house or a building to stay indoors and survive, until the zone passes, which sounds very similar to the real-life situation humanity is facing at the moment.Advertisement On Monday, the official Twitter handle of Mumbai Police shared a clip of a PUBG match, where the player is seen indoors in a red zone, as explosions are seen outside. “Every player knows – when in a red zone, always stay at home! #GamingLessons #Safety101 #TakingOnCorona” the clip was captioned with. Check it out below-The tweet soon went viral among the Twitterati for the creativity shown by Mumbai Police, and till now has over 71k views and 4.6 likes. Followers were impressed with the idea of using PUBG for providing ‘gaming lessons’ which are also effective in the real life scenario.Since Maharashtra has become the worst affected state, with the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country, this was a clever initiative by Mumbai Police to urge its citizens to remain indoors and avoid going out in the current ‘red zone’.There has been 5,221 confirmed cases reported in Maharashtra, and 251 patients have succumbed to the virus.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sports India Exclusive: Jamuna Boro: Mary Kom helps me in my training camps!Call of Duty Mobile C’ship 2020 will have a prize pool of Rs. 7,60,60,500! Advertisementlast_img read more